Matthias sketches (and Stray)

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so i think it's really dumb that toothless is supposed to be the last of an extremely powerful, intelligent, and elusive species of dragon. i don't doubt that grimmel has killed many night furies... i guess... even though he was pretty incompetent in the movie, but every single night fury on the face of the planet dead except for the super special main character? boi that is crap and also a really stupid plot device. i will take that opinion to my grave.

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mmmm i wish there was a way i

mmmm i wish there was a way i could edit this. the pictures are still too large

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Wow, these are very nice. I wish I could draw Night Furies as anatomically correct as you!

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You're honestly my favorite

You're honestly my favorite artist when it comes to drawing Night Furies. And I absolutely agree with what you said. It's not like Toothless wasn't special enough with his Alpha and Lightning mode... It's impossible for a single person to wipe out an entire species and I doubt he managed to sail to every single place in the world to check if there are any left.

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hhhh thank youi posted a

hhhh thank you

i posted a couple of night fury and dragon draws here a couple of years ago- i used to be more active in 2014, and i talked about how it had taken me four years to figure out how to draw night furies, and now here i am four more years later, still improving and learning how to draw 'furies. i've had matthias since 2010, but prior to 2014 he was all black with orange eyes and no markings (and i'll show you the first drawings of matthias i ever made at the end of the message). i gave him a huge redesign in 2014 and that picture was all i'd had of a full-body, coloured matthias until this recent picture. i always try to make the dragons i draw look different from one another in the way that humans are, even if it makes drawing them even harder.

i admittedly kind of ruined the hidden world for myself. i really like spoilers and it's unusual for spoilers to ruin an experience for me, because i really enjoy learning all there is to know about the universe something takes place in, but with httyd3... the results were very different. originally i was just mad that they actually went with the night fury thing, and belieeeeve me i have gone off on how dumb it is several times, even on the sod forums back when httyd2 just released, and at this point, i honestly just believe grimmel arrogantly believes he's killed them all, and used that to make a name for himself (i also wish they had done more with him. you can absolutely have an intimidating villain with a predator/prey mentality, and also give them more than just "generic evil man" personality, but i digress). i firmly believe there are tens of thousands of night furies, but they aren't that far north- i figure perhaps denmark and the southern parts of russia (depending on local climate) is about as far north as they tend to go.

as i read a bunch of reviews and plot summaries, i kinda... felt like there were some things that were off about the movie- i absolutely believe there's a lot of heart and passion put into it, but i think dean was so focused on making the dragons disappear that he kind of forced it to happen rather than let the story take him there on it's own. it felt less like a natural progression and more like "this is what we're doing because we have to end this a certain way," and that really sucks ya know? i dunno... i still haven't watched the third movie... and i really like, even if the issues i have are small, they've become big enough to me that i might not even be able to enjoy the movie anymore if i saw it. this is honeslty the only time i can think of where spoiling myself actually ruined something for me, and that kinda sucks, because the first two httyd movies and gift of the night fury are wonderful- especially httyd, which is probably my favourite movie of all time.

aaaaanyway, i went on a tangent, but here's the first drawing of matthias i ever did:

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There were dragons when I was a boy...

First time seeing you here, but awesome doodles! How did you manage to get their anatomy so proportional to what it 'should be'? I struggle with Night and Light Furies because of their odd necks and head shape. Are there any refs you use, and if so, could you point me in that direction? Again, awesome drawings, and I love the character's design.

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i didn't use any refs for

i didn't use any refs for this drawing, but over the years i've looked at a toooon of them to get a better idea of how toothless looks- and night furies by extension. night furies are way harder to draw than they look- there's something so complex about their designs. i've had matthias since 2010, but it wasn't until 2014 when i actually kinda figured out the night fury head shape and sharted drawing them a bit more consistently. this drawing is kinda old and looks iffy to me now, but here's an example of me using something called the shrimp method to improve my skills at figuring out how night furies worked:

tracing really does help with muscle memory and learning. it's a hands-on way to understand the shapes and how you would interpet them by your own hand

practicing is a massive part of it. you'll get better with time! it's just a looooootta practice. i also have a deviantart is you wanna see more stuff- it's also Diznits

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There were dragons when I was a boy...

Thank you! I've been wanting to doodle Nignt and Light Furies but just can't get the head shape right. I'll try this, thank you again!

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here's another doodle of matthias

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ahhHHhhhHHHhh he looks awesome! I love your style and I tried out what you reccomended. It looks considerably better than it did, but I'd appreceate any critiques:

 

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honestly the best thing i can

honestly the best thing i can say is to keep practicing. it's a pain in the censored, but it works

i'll have to draw your night fury sometime. they look rad

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Thank you!

Thanks for the advice, and for the compliment. I took inspiration from Matthias, as you could probably see, but I love his design. 

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some busts cause someone said

some busts cause someone said they wanted to make a 3d model of him and it turned out amazing